This chocolate coconut almond butter dip is part nut butter, part chocolate fondue and equally delicious as both.
Chocolate coconut almond butter dip

I’ve either been dating, engaged or married to Ulysses for over 13 years. In that time, I could count on one hand the amount of times we’ve seen a chick flick movie in the theater and this is in the context of (easily) over 100 movies we’ve seen in a movie theater. Of those handful of chick flicks, at least 2 of them would be because of Matthew McConaughey’s starring role and my husband’s borderline inappropriate obsession with him. We’re on a first name basis with Matthew in this household. Weird? Yes.

So, you might imagine my jaw dropping reaction yesterday as we drove past the $3 movie theater and Ulysses turns around from reading the sign of what movies were playing to say “Ooooh, ooooh, oooh! Twilight is playing! Can we see it? We could go on Valentine’s Day!” like an Edward crazed 15 year old girl.

Chocolate coconut almond butter

Um, who are you and what the hell have you done to my husband?

First, you turn down wannabe apple pies and now you’re BEGGING me to see Twilight?

Chocolate almond butter with coconut

This should be my dream situation though, right? He never wants to see chick flicks but now I’ve got him basically pleading to see the chick flick of ALL chick flicks (or at least of this decade).


I cannot stand the twilight craze.

I didn’t read the books. I HATE vampire storylines. I’m grossed out by the extreme paleness going on between Edward and Bella. And honestly, Bella irks me to my core. I’m not sure it’s possible to get any more pathetic than her. Her obsession with Edward and her helplessness without him sickens me.

And, now I sound like the biggest feminist in the world.

The kicker? The movie only plays at 3:50 and 9:10. Obviously, the first showing is out because of this thing called a j-o-b. So we’re left with 9:10. I can’t even think of a weeknight in the past year that I haven’t been in pajamas by 9pm, if not before.

Chocolate coconut almond butter dip

Valentine’s Day for her….make dinner at home and chocolate almond butter dip for dessert.

Valentine’s Day for him…see Twilight.

What did I say about opposites attracting?

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Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter Dip

Servings: 16 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
This chocolate coconut almond butter dip is part nut butter, part chocolate fondue and equally delicious as both.


  • 1 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roast almonds for about 10 minutes until just toasted.
  • Let cool for 2-3 minutes then place in food processor.
  • Process for about 10 minutes, scraping down sides occasionally until smooth, creamy nut butter forms.
  • Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together in a small saucepan over low heat.
  • Pour chocolate/coconut mixture into food processor with the almond butter. Add vanilla & salt and process for another minute until fully incorporated.
  • Pour into jar or ramekin. Keep refrigerated.


Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 102kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 0.04mgSodium: 22mgPotassium: 122mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. I think it’s because you’re tying the actors to the characters. Just my opinion ;) Tell Ulys that I’ll go see it with him. Even though I’ve seen all of them ;) And I hate them all for not being like the books. Yup – LOSER! Right here!

    Different note – OMG THOSE photos and that chocolate. I’m DROOOOLING.

  2. ooh, this dip looks absolutely divine! + i hear ya about opposites attracting … my husband + i are exactly the same way. =)

  3. I really don’t get the Twilight craze. It just doesn’t make sense to me. But this is coming from a super hard core Harry Potter fan so…maybe I’m biased. Something I’m totally in favor of? Chocolate Almond Butter. I’m assuming the spoon in it is for eating it with, not for stirring.

  4. Haha your Valentines Day situations are so funny. You make me laugh! I actually like both of those situations. Don’t hate me! LOVE this dip! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

  5. So… did you actually go see Twilight? Is there any chance Ulysses was being sarcastic? Oh I hope so. Something about those two actors together just physically makes me gag.

    I’d rather stay home and make this fabulous-looking dip, too.

  6. Why exactly does Ulysses want to see Twilight? Also, the movies are terrible, but the books are so terrible they’re awesome. I hate vampires too, but it’s worth reading.